People: Feb. 10, 1986

The five-story-high, acrylic-on-canvas painting is about to become his only monumental mural on permanent display, says Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein. Mural with Blue Brushstroke is set right into a limestone wall of the new atrium lobby at the Equitable Life Assurance Society's New York City headquarters. Finished in a month of work and ready for a gala formal unveiling next week, the 68-ft. by 32-ft. painting has Lichtenstein's trademark comic-book dot matrix and Swiss-cheese motif. Working for a major corporation for the first time "did not present any problems," says the iconoclastic artist. "Anyone who commissions a work of art has...

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